Clinical use of urinary markers for the detection and prognosis of bladder carcinoma: a comparison of immunocytology with monoclonal antibodies against Lewis X and 486p3/12 with the BTA STAT and NMP22 tests.


PURPOSE The noninvasive detection of urothelial carcinoma remains challenging. We prospectively evaluated urine markers for bladder carcinoma. We compared the NMP22 (Matritech, Cambridge, Massachusetts) and BTA Stat (Bard Diagnostics, Redmond, Washington) tests with immunocytology using mAbs 486p3/12 and BG7 against Lewis X antigen. MATERIALS AND METHODS… (More)


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